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Sound not coming from computer monitor?

So basically, I just got a used Dell u2415 computer monitor, and it has an hdmi input. I plugged in my snes mini, and video comes out. I know the monitor doesn't have built in speakers, so I got an external monitor speaker and plugged it in. It isn't making any noise. I don't know if since its used it's just not working, or there's something I don't know. Help!

Update:

Edit: So I need to clarify that I'm NOT using this for a computer. I'm using this for gaming consoles, also, the computer has a 3.5 mm output jack, and the speakers are plugged into both to the monitor and an electrical source.

Update 2:

Edit 2: I have googled the answer many times and gotten no answer. Also the speakers volume is at the max volume.

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  • 2 years ago

    Turn the sound up.

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  • 2 years ago

    this is an issue for google, my friend

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  • art
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    2 years ago

    external speakers are usually plugged into the desktop tower, either into a usb port or directly into the computers sound card, many external speakers also need to be plugged into and electrical socket to supply power to them

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